Hi all. so I fly into Launceston August 30 and leave Sept 8th. so I will have a good 8 1/2 days in Tassie land to explore. I was thinking of renting a camper van so I can sleep wherever I find a campground and not have to worry about hotels and be flexible. This is my list of things I want to fit into 8 days
arrive on 30th in launceston-I get there at 2pm so figure I can head out immediatly for cradle mountain or Narawntapu or Tamar
Cradle Mountain-critters-evening,full day and night
Stanley-dive with seals full day and night
Narawntapu-devils and other critters-full day and night
Tamar wetlands-birding fit into an early morning somewhere after Narawntapu? on way to Bicheno?
Bicheno-penguins and maybe diving-day to get there after Tamar and see penguins that nite-dive next day and then?
Hobart-dive in kelp forest with sea dragons and seals
other fun sounding this are trout fishing, boat ride to one of the islands in Bass strait to see birds, caves, extra day hiking around somewhere etc
so basically-I want to see devils and other fuzzies and lots of birds and I want to dive in some cool places. I like remote nature and camping and am not at all into touristy places. I'm thinking that If I omit Hobart then I can fit the rest of the main points into 8 days? where should I add an extra day?
I know with diving Im really risking it in terms of weather-anyone knwo just how the waves tend to be on the northwest and northeast coasts in September? Is tasman Penn/Hobart area safer bet for diving? It seems more organized there...
Oh-and I am travelling by myself so group tours may be a problem and other than the diving and penguins I just plan on going solo-if no one else is there to sign up for things? Ive had some problems in the past with that.
I hear the roads are good but curvey-I have no problems with bad roads coming from Tanzania but wonder how the camper fares with the curves? I drive a landcruiser and have never had problems with tight turns but dont know how a camper is-anyone ever drive a camper van here?
Oh and does anyone have opnions on what is the best Tassie pinot noir?
UGH-I need more time!